March 31, 2015
MADISON - The 2015 Wisconsin National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament will take place April 10-11 in Rothschild at the Central Wisconsin Convention and Expo center.
This year's event will feature athletes in grades four through 12 from 59 schools throughout Wisconsin. Currently, more than 1,400 students have registered for the event, with over 670 female archers planning to participate. The event will feature a 3-D animal range, flying or rolling discs, a bow fishing exhibit and laser gun ranges.
"The National Archery in the Schools Program provides a great opportunity to try a new sport for these kids," said DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp. "Schools throughout the state have been great partners in helping the program grow and reach more students of all ages."
Students at this year's state tournament will compete for individual and team awards in elementary, middle and high School divisions, as well as a chance to qualify for the NASP national tournament in Louisville, Kentucky.
Through NASP, archery is typically taught during the school day as part of a physical education curriculum. Interested teachers can attend a one day training session to receive Basic Archery Instructors certification. Archery equipment and a teaching curriculum is provided and grants are available to help offset any initial startup costs for schools.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Schroeder, DNR NASP coordinator, 608-235-4619